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Alveopora marionensis

Veron and Pichon, 1982

Colonies are composed of short irregular lobes. Corallites have walls formed from compacted rods and spines. Septa are composed of tapered spines which are only connected low down in the corallite. Polyps have short straight tentacles.

Colour: Uniform grey, brown or pinkish, sometimes with white tentacle tips.

Habitat: Found only in environments with moderate wave action.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1982). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Alveopora marionensis.  Coral Sea.  A small colony.  Ed Lovell.

Alveopora marionensis.Coral Sea.A small colony.Ed Lovell.

Alveopora marionensis.  Indonesia.  Polyps detail.  Charlie Veron.

Alveopora marionensis.Indonesia.Polyps detail.Charlie Veron.

Alveopora marionensis.  Coral Sea.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora marionensis.Coral Sea.Showing corallites.

Alveopora marionensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Alveopora marionensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.

Alveopora marionensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing colony shape.

Alveopora marionensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing colony shape.

Alveopora marionensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallites.

Alveopora marionensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallites.

Alveopora marionensis.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing corallite detail.

Alveopora marionensis.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing corallite detail.